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approved a few weeks good by voters in colorado and in washington. but the real question is how is that going to square with what the federal laws are which of course outlaw marijuana and you know, cbs news has obtained a key memo from federal prosecutors that suggest their position on this conundrum. >> federal law prohibits marijuana possession. the department of justice pointed to a memo from the deputy attorney general. persons who are in the business of cultivating selling or distributing marijuana are in violation of the controlled substances act regardless of state law. that left colorado's governor caught between federal law and his state. >> would you be advocating for this law with the federal government? >> i think as most people know, i didn't support the initiative. but you can't argue with the will of the voters. right. we are here in a democracy. and the sentiment was pretty clear. >> last week, jair et polis who is a democrat, a congressman from colorado, sent a letter to the department of jus
hume. he said: >> cenk: you know why? because sandy was hitting washington, d.c. at that moment. it's not like the government wasn't responding. president obama was all over the place. they were totally at work, they just sent home people like they did in new york and other places because they were in the middle of the storm. oh where's the government now? what a bunch of losers on fox news! all right now i had given the president some advice on how to attack mitt romney. if you remember, this was part of the ad we said he should run. >> it's not that mitt romney doesn't care about running, it's just that he isn't on your team. >> corporations aren't people, my friends. >> under bush, stock prices went up while job in connection and wages for us went down. mitt romney, what's the difference between you and george w. bush. >> if you raise taxes on the so-called rich, you're really raising taxes on the job creators. >> stop this war on job creators. >> they're the same republicans with the same plan. they win the rest of us lose. can we afford to make this mistake again. >> cenk: as w
. in washington, it is projected to pass. maryland is pro gay marriage, and the people of maine saying yes, we want to legalize gay marriage. i want to bring in evan glass, the chair for equal night maryland. i want to talk about those victories from last night. what is the difference between now and in 2004 as an example when they used gay marriage to actually beat john kerry putting ballot initiatives on there at the same time as the kerry-bush campaign? >> hi, cenk. i think since 2004 we've had a lot of conversations. people in the lgbt community has talked to their neighbors their coworkers, their family members and basically telling people who they are telling people their life story. it was much harder to ignore them and much harder to demonize them as well. so once members of the lgbt community start sharing who they are with members of the community, with their state with their country you change hearts and minds. when i talk to people about my relationship with my husband people look at me, they smile. they see we have a nice relationship, and they start opening up to the reality and
. why? can you take more from the middle class? of course, all washington agrees from that, don't take half from the defense contractors they must be defended. we're going to do a grand bargain instead. if we did nothing the bush tax cuts would expire. that's awesome. unemployment benefits would expire. that's bad. payroll tax cuts would expire. alternative minimum that would would be expiring. the alternative minimum tax needs to get fixed by both sides. i don't see what the big thing is. in fact, right now according to the deal, the grand bargain it would take $3 in spending cuts and only raise taxes by one dollar. they're looking at $4 trillion. let me do some quick math. at in the old thing they're trying to get rid of, they're trying to get rid of $2 trillion in spending cuts. in the other $3 trillion. they would take away like we were going to cult the defense contractors. they would get rid have that and take it all from the middle class and poor. i think this grand bargain is horrible! but no no, president obama says we must protect the defense contractors. in the middle of a d
in arkansas aren't so out of touch. they weren't that much different from colorado or washington, they just didn't have the leadership. i think the south is doing better in getting to the 21st century, and the younger population certainly is. there are some older people who just have to die off. >> they're going to elect a jewish congressman in tennessee. >> what we need in this country is a discussion about race. we need a national discussion. i tried to promote that when i passed my apology for slavery and jim crow back in 2008. president obama didn't really want to take it on because it was one of those issues that he's avoided because he didn't want to bring race for people to say, oh, he's the black president. he is not, and he is a moderate, but hopefully in the second term he will take it on, and bill clinton is the person to lead that discussion in this nation on a discussion on race. we need to have it. it's still a major issue in this country. there is still racism and we need to move forward and that's something that president clinton should be in charge of. >> cenk: appealing to
respect them. dear president we urge you to respect the wishes of the voters of colorado and washington and refrain from federal prosecution of the inhabit ants of that state who will be following their states law with regard to the use of marijuana. that makes a ton of sense and if you agree with states right you would certainly adhere to that. but in essence they're saying leave colorado and washington alone. i think we have them on tape saying it. >> leave--alone! >> cenk: there is some chance that wasn't them. bringing in ana kasparian michael shure, jayar jackson here to talk about this. guys before we get into the conversation, oh how how much does it cost us every year? $20 billion to $25 billion on this nonsense that no one thinks it's working. that does not include the cost of incarceration and prosecution, which is gigantic and dwarfs that number. first why are we still doing this if everybody thinks it's not working? don't we live in a no sir. >> beaus people are making money off keeping it legal. prisons make a ton of money. probation officers make a ton of money. they lobby
in washington. why are we having so much trouble convincing a democratic president who just won an election based on what you are talking about who has the polls behind him from cutting the programs that are enormously popular? >> that is is the $64 question. it boggles my mind and that has to do not only with the president, but has to do with many members of congress. what we have is seen in the last number of years is republican obstructionism, republicans saying it is our way or the highway. we don't really care about things like extending the debtle ceiling and don't care about anything other than getting our own way. >> senator bernie sanders thank you so much for joining us. >> my pleasure. >> i have an answer to his conund rum. they are not stupid. i don't trust the conservative democrats in the senate they will do romney's tax plan because that's who wha the donor's paid for. >> i think an easy solution is getting rid of the social security tax cap. anybody making over $110,000 stops paying into the
great quote is from jonathan carl: >> cenk: that right there is the washington media in a nutshell. i didn't bother looking at the facts or numbers. i asked the democrats and they said they were going to win and republicans said they are going to win. i'm confused. look at the facts. do some math! god, they're unbelievable. guys who care about the math are the odds makers. we sent ben mankiewicz to las vegas. ben, what do you have for us? >> well, in the words of deep throat to bob woodward, follow the money always follow the money. and the money is pretty clear on where this race is, and, you know you read that quote from jonathan karl. i don't know him but i know what's in his blood and in his heart is oh, no, fox news and sean hannity and rush limbaugh and bill o'reilly and michael savage and drudge report are going to call me a lefty if i say looks like obama has the heat. that's all it is. saying the race at 75% doesn't make it over. if the guy has a two thirds chaps of winning you roll the dice and the other guy wins. here in vegas, it is fairly obvious, and fairly clear what's
much spending. the problem is not that the peasants are not sending enough money into washington. >> the republicans are willing to put revenues on the table. >> we're putting revenues on the table. >> more and more members of congress seem to agree that we to have a balanced approach. >> you're not going to grow the economy if you raise rates on the top 2%. >> tax reform, ultimately will produce lower rates. >> medicare and medicaid are the main drivers of our deficit. >> are you willing to give up medicare and medicaid? big cuts to make sure that the wealthiest get away with the tax rates that they want? >> of course! >> obama: i'll go anywhere and do whatever it takes to get this done. it's too important for washington to screw this up. >> cenk: nonetheless they probable will. president obama came out and gave a speech that was fairly progressive, and he argued only for tax cuts for the bottom 911%. watch. >> obama: if both parties agree we should not raise taxes on middle class families, let's begin our work with where we agree. if we can get a few house republicans to agree
let's get some real news. (vo) first, news and analysis with a washington perspective from an emmy winning insider. >>you couldn't say it any more powerfully than that. >> current tv, on the roll. (vo)followed by humor and politics with a west coast edge. >>ah, thank you. >>it really is incredible. (vo)bill press and stephanie miller, current's morning news block. weekdays six to noon. >> all right so you have better been hearing about the fiscal cliff,. look what they are saying on the media. >> 51 day away from the fiscal cliff. >> president obama will make a decision on the fiscal cliff. >> looming financial cries. >> the looming fiscal cliff. >> the fiskical cliff approaching. >> he is not bending much in his fiscal cliff statement. >> how bad things will go if we go off the fesical cliff. >> could go off the fiscal cliff the first of jon. >> look out -- the first of january. >> oh, no, it's a fiscal cliff. according to sequestration we would have a lot of spending cuts. 1.2 trillion in spending cuts if we go over the so-called fiscal
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